Robert Priest


Poetry Books for Kids

As a presenter of his own poetry, songs, stories and novels Robert Priest has been delighting children and their parents for 25 years all over the planet. Robert's latest book for children, Rosa Rose is the recipient of a silver Moonbeam award in the United States.


Rosa Rose:
"Rosa Rosa and other poems is a beautiful poetry collection that needs to be on every child's bookshelf and is sure to make young readers lovers of history and poetry."
- CM magazine (Manitoba Library Association)

The Secret Invasion of Bananas:
"Rich and original!"
- Canadian Children's Literature

Daysongs Nightsongs:
"It is a Canadian gem. For 2-5 year olds it's perfection itself. This should be in every child's home."
- Michelle Lansberg CBC Book Panel

Daysongs Nightsongs:
"This is a lovely book! A child's garden of verses for the nineties."
- Quill & Quire

Daysongs Nightsongs:
"Colourful, loaded with repetitions, and with captivating images and phrases, these poems will undoubtedly be memorized and sung for a long time to come. Highly recommended."
- Canadian Book Review Annual

The Ballad of the Blue Bonnet:
"Priest's prose mesmerizes through alliteration and rhyme, making The Ballad of the Blue Bonnet a treasure to be passed down or a keepsake to refresh memories forever."
- Books in Canada

The Wolf Is Back (2017)
An Illustrated Poetry Book

The Milton Acorn Memorial People's Poetry Award, 1989
Special Choice Award, Children's Book Centre, 1993
Socan Airplay Award, 1994
Chalmer's Award, Theatre for Young Audiences, 1998

416 466-0047

197 1/2 Jones Ave, Toronto, ON, Canada, M4M 3A2 If you want to book Robert as a singer/songwriter call 416 466-0047 or email

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